April 3, 2013 Saswati Mukherjee B , TNN
BANGALORE: As summer peaks, the state forest department has something important to contend with vulnerability of big cats in Project Tiger areas. Summers result in the tiger stripes showing: With soaring temperature, the big cats come out of hiding more often to quench their thirst at water holes, rendering them visible. Patrolling on foot and even on vehicles around water holes goes up during summer months. "In the southern reserves, density of tigers is quite high. Hence it becomes very easy.
Big Cats Articles By DateLeopard safari at Borivli society as big cat makes itself at home
December 22, 2013 Chinmayi Shalya , TNN
: Another leopard seems to have made an out of use factory shed in an upmarket Borivli locality its favourite sunbathing spot. Residents of Ekta Meadows society have been spotting the big cat often these days near the shared boundary wall and even on the mill's terrace during the afternoon and late evening. The housing society shares its boundary wall with the abandoned Khatau mill compound. Used to the presence of big cats on the neighbouring terraces, some.
Big cats raise zoo footfall
December 2, 2013 Niyati Sauriyal , TNN
: With the arrival of new guests the lion pair Akash and Megha Kamla Nehru Zoological Park has become one of the most sought after places for Indoreans to spend their weekend. The pair, in their vast enclosure of 4880 sq meter, attracts visitors even on weekdays. The zoo witnesses a footfall of almost 4,000 visitors, which was earlier 500, a day. Akarsh Shrivastava, a student, said, "Lion has his own charm. But, a noticeable number of the big cats from the reported count of 2008 census will be missing from the exercise. Reason being that they have either been poached, died in an accident, or fell prey to ailments. The 28 tiger deaths reported in 2008 and 67 mortalities reported since January this year, perhaps, indicate a jinxed existence for the treasured felines, in the country. The camps were relocated beyond the core area by building raised platforms on trees. Out of about 100 anti poaching camps in the STR, 15 were located inside the core area. Each camp was manned by two protection assistants (PAs). "The presence of the PAs in the anti poaching camps is prohibited by rules since they were located inside.32 tribal families shifted from Similipal core area
December 10, 2013 Riyan Ramanath V , TNN
: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) have shifted about 32 tribal families from the core area, to lessen human interference in the region. These families were relocated in Asankunda village. The tiger reserve, spread over 2,750 sqkm, has a core area of over 1,195 sq km and a buffer of 1,550 sqkm. Since the inception of STR, it continued to be a major concern of wildlife officials to secure the 'inviolate' (the safe habitation area for the big cats).
PANCHKULA: Baffled by the increasing incidents of leopards venturing in to the city, the forest department concluded a study, which found http://www.nflseahawksofficialonline.com/Kevin_Norwood_Jersey_Seahawks the obvious: the territory conflict among big cats in their natural habitat is responsible for their movement towards human habitat. The recent encounter of city residents was with a female leopard and her two cubs at the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula.